Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 210 212
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 64 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.55% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 21
City of London median daily rate £525 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% -2.68%
10th Percentile £363 £450 £410
90th Percentile £638 £649 £588
Central London median daily rate £531 £530 £488
% change year-on-year +0.24% +8.72% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,728 6,192 6,511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.85% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,295 4,763 5,220
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 76 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.39 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -8.50% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £32.70 £30.04 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 20 (31.25%) Java
2 19 (29.69%) Finance
3 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (23.44%) REST
5 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
6 11 (17.19%) SOAP
7 10 (15.63%) DNS
8 9 (14.06%) SQL
8 9 (14.06%) .NET
8 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (14.06%) Kafka
8 9 (14.06%) OAuth
9 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 8 (12.50%) Coaching
9 8 (12.50%) Microservices
9 8 (12.50%) Docker
9 8 (12.50%) Windows
9 8 (12.50%) Linux
9 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.94%) Degree
10 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
10 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
10 7 (10.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (9.38%) Data Science
11 6 (9.38%) Node.js
11 6 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (9.38%) Document Management
11 6 (9.38%) Banking
11 6 (9.38%) JavaScript

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.81%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (3.13%) Confluence
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.56%) Ethereum
5 1 (1.56%) Hyperledger
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.56%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) Heroku
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.69%) Office 365
5 2 (3.13%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (3.13%) GitHub
5 2 (3.13%) IaaS
5 2 (3.13%) NuGet
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.56%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.56%) Firebase
6 1 (1.56%) G Suite
6 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.56%) Route 53
6 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 6 (9.38%) Firewall
3 5 (7.81%) HTTP
4 4 (6.25%) FTP
4 4 (6.25%) SSL
4 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.69%) DHCP
6 2 (3.13%) MPLS
6 2 (3.13%) NAS
6 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.13%) SAN
6 2 (3.13%) VPN
6 2 (3.13%) VSAN
7 1 (1.56%) BGP
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.56%) FabricPath
7 1 (1.56%) HSRP
7 1 (1.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (6.25%) Big Data
1 4 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.13%) Redis
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.56%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) GitLab
2 4 (6.25%) Gradle
2 4 (6.25%) gulp
3 3 (4.69%) JMeter
3 3 (4.69%) Maven
3 3 (4.69%) The Grinder
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.56%) fastlane
5 1 (1.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.56%) git-flow
5 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) Xcode
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) REST
2 11 (17.19%) SOAP
3 9 (14.06%) .NET
3 9 (14.06%) Kafka
3 9 (14.06%) OAuth
4 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.38%) HTML
5 6 (9.38%) Node.js
5 6 (9.38%) Web Services
6 5 (7.81%) CSS
6 5 (7.81%) Ember.js
6 5 (7.81%) HTML5
6 5 (7.81%) J2EE
6 5 (7.81%) JSON
6 5 (7.81%) OpenID
7 4 (6.25%) Guice
7 4 (6.25%) OAuth2
7 4 (6.25%) Ratpack
7 4 (6.25%) Spring
7 4 (6.25%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.81%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.69%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (3.13%) Fintech
6 2 (3.13%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.56%) Bitcoin
7 1 (1.56%) Blog
7 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Linux
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
3 8 (12.50%) Coaching
3 8 (12.50%) Microservices
3 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (9.38%) Data Science
4 6 (9.38%) Document Management
5 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (7.81%) Data Security
5 5 (7.81%) ITIL
5 5 (7.81%) Migration
5 5 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (7.81%) Security Operations
5 5 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (6.25%) Open Source
6 4 (6.25%) OWASP
6 4 (6.25%) People Management
6 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) Java
2 9 (14.06%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) C#
3 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.81%) Scala
5 4 (6.25%) C
5 4 (6.25%) ES6
5 4 (6.25%) Java 8
5 4 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.69%) Clojure
6 3 (4.69%) Kotlin
6 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.69%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.81%) CCNA
3 5 (7.81%) CISA
3 5 (7.81%) CISM
3 5 (7.81%) CISSP
3 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.81%) HIPAA
3 4 (6.25%) SLA
4 3 (4.69%) QA
5 1 (1.56%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Docker
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (4.69%) VMware NSX
3 3 (4.69%) XenApp
3 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
5 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.56%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.56%) Kibana
5 1 (1.56%) Mesos
5 1 (1.56%) PingFederate
5 1 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) CyberArk
2 5 (7.81%) ForeScout
2 5 (7.81%) McAfee
2 5 (7.81%) Splunk
2 5 (7.81%) VMware
3 4 (6.25%) Citrix
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) Apigee
5 2 (3.13%) CA
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) Wyse
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) Apple
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.56%) MuleSoft